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Where does your food come from? How does it get to you? How healthy is it? How can you support local farmers and food producers through your food purchases?
The Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore & South Coast have teamed up to host an ongoing series of programs about the phenomenon of “eating locally.” Please join us in the discovery of our local food.
Next up: November 19, 2015: Pie Making!
Are you ready for a pie-making marathon? For the second year, the South Shore Locavores group will be making apple pies — a whole lot of them — for families served by the Greater Plymouth Food Distribution Center. Kathleen Wall, Plimoth Plantation’s own Food Culinarian, will coordinate the pie assembly.
Last year, 32 volunteers made 65 pies, which distributed frozen and unbaked in time for Thanksgiving, complete with baking instructions and nutritional labels.
No experience is needed to participate. Some of the Locavores are experienced pie chefs who will be happy to share their tips and tricks. Participants are encouraged to bring rolling pins, cookie cutters, peelers, and parers. The program is open to all, and registration is not necessary. The Pie-Making Marathon will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kingston Senior Center, 30 Evergreen Street.
Ingredients will be provided partly through donations from Stop & Shop, South Shore Organics, Blount Fine Food, and members of the group. Donations are welcome and will be used towards the cost of ingredients and other program costs.
Save the following Thursday evenings:
March 17, 2016 South Shore Organics: a few more of our favorite things
May 19, 2016 Local Cheese Tasting with Adam Centamore
The South Shore Locavores series — a collaboration between the Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore & South Coast magazine — explores the phenomenon of eating locally. The series has been running since January 2010. This year, the series is also hosted by the Kingston Council on Aging and the Kingston Public Library Foundation as part of a new collaboration: What’s the Big Idea: a Partnership for Lifelong Learning. The series is sponsored in part by WATD 95.9 FM Radio and Marty’s Buick GMC.
The Library provides resource lists for each Locavores session. And there are always prizes donated by local vendors.
TEAM UP AGAINST HUNGER: To help fight hunger on the South Shore, there is a collection box for non-perishable foods at each gathering for donation to the Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse.
Vendors and participants donate great door prizes!! (Please let us know if you’d like to be a speaker at any of the programs or would like to offer a door prize).
Please note: The South Shore Locavore’s program is run on a volunteer basis. Would you like to be more closely involved with the SSL gatherings? There are various ways you could help with preparing or running the sessions. If you’re interested in volunteering, let us know.
Love to cook? Please feel free to bring a dish to share to any of the gatherings. There will be time at the beginning and end of each meeting for Munching and Mingling.
TEAM UP AGAINST HUNGER: In an effort to help fight hunger on the South Shore, we will be collecting non-perishable foods at the beginning of each gathering to donate to the Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse. If you can, please bring a can.
The gatherings are free. However, if you are able, donations of $0 to $10 will be gratefully accepted to help cover expenses. Any surplus will be used towards library book purchases. South Shore Locavores is a collaboration between the Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore & South Coast magazine.
Gather with us at 7:00pm